Posts Tagged ‘Tom Brosseau’

New Album From Tom Brosseau

Posted: August 22, 2016 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music
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Tom Brosseau

North Dakota Impressions, singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau’s new album, is the final of a trilogy to visit life from a local perspective, taking the listener on a journey begun with Grass Punks (2014) and the excellent Perfect Abandon (2015).

It travels through time that doesn’t clip along uniformly on some common highway, but treads at its own pace on a rural route. More glances, more investigations and introspections, more light, more dark. Memories, imaginings, longings for a place, a home.

Brosseau is a mighty fine songwriter and folksinger, one whose tales of hope and optimism gently rub shoulders with weary melancholy and fading memories, and not a note, or word, is wasted.

Listen to two excellent tracks from the record below: No Matter Where I Roam and You Can’t Stop.

 

 

Tom Brosseau - Hard Luck Boy

We’ve already posted a track this week, just a couple of days ago in fact, from Tom Brosseau’s forthcoming long player Perfect Abandon, the sweet folkish ramble of Take Fountain.

However, as soon as we heard Hard Luck Boy, we knew we had to share this too.

It is a tale of casual, yet wholly deliberate abandonment, told in an autobiographical style. Conversational, matter of fact, exact on observed details and minutiae, and ultimately heart breaking.

Left to play ‘fort’ in a rack of sale garments by his mother, he watches the lights eventually go down and the shop close up, and little Tommy realises he has simply been left “four or five” states from home in a city he’s never been to before.

In a way it is reminiscent of classic Arlo Guthrie in style and delivery yet in contrast to his good natured, stoned and rambling tales of being stoned, Hard Luck Boy is equal parts upsetting, puzzling and chilling in its matter-of-factness, and is a mini masterpiece of storytelling.

We are looking forward to the release of Perfect Abandon immensely…

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More From Tom Brosseau

Posted: February 18, 2015 in Americana, Country, Folk, Music
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Having so far assailed your ears today with the super-charged sonics of Du Blonde and the bruising hardcore punk of Metz, it is time for a change of direction, a change of pace, and a change of mood, with some more expertly judged country-folk from singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau.

Take Fountain comes from forthcoming long player Perfect Abandon, it sounds like the kind of classic rambling folk tune that could have been written anytime in the past fifty years and played in bars, on back porches and round campfires ever since.

Stream it here.

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The excellent Tom Brosseau returns with a brand new album, Perfect Abandon, out on the 3rd March via Crossbill Records.

For now, watch the beautiful video for the lead single, Roll Along With Me.

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<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/109960189″>Tom Brosseau – Roll Along With Me</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/andrewvanbaal”>Andrew van Baal</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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New Album From Tom Brousseau

Posted: November 14, 2014 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music
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Perfect Abandon is the new album by singer-songwriter Tom Brosseau. Out on the 10th February next year via Crossbill Records, the first taste comes in the form of the sparsely beautiful, intimate lead single Roll Along With Me.

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Tom Brosseau - Running From Zombies

The gorgeous Running From Zombies is being released as part of a three track digital EP titled Today Is A Bright New Day, which is out next week, unfortunately only in the USA.

This previously unreleased track is taken from the sessions that produced Tom Brosseau’s recent excellent long-player Grass Punks. Notable for its prominent use of classical guitar, it is sweetly judged pastoral folk that has hints of Lou Reed in the vocals.

Have a listen.

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Videos of the Day

Videos from the Americana, folk and singer-songwriter stables this morning – kick back and enjoy the lovely sounds and sweet melancholia of Tom Brosseau, Agnes Obel and Kevin Devine, and Turchi’s footage from one of the trippiest, most reviled/beloved cult films of all time, The Terror of Tiny Town – an ideal fit for their fuzzy, gritty, black and white lensed take on Americana.

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Download TURCHI – Mind’s Eye mp3 (from My Time Ain’t Now EP)

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Tom Brosseau – Grass Punks

Posted: November 22, 2013 in Americana, Folk, Indie, Music
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Tom Brosseau - Grass Punks

Originally a North Dakota troubadour, Tom Brosseau is a folksinger and songwriter who currently resides in Los Angeles. He comes from a working family with a musical background, though none have received formal training. His grandmother Lillian Uglem taught him the acoustic guitar while he was in grade school.

He returns with his first solo release in 5 years and his 7th studio album to date. Out in January on Crossbill Records, Grass Punks draws on themes of the emptiness of a false dream, loyalty, betrayal and perseverance.

Have a listen to Cradle Your Device, the first single from the album.